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The Australian Marriage Forum TV ad that SBS banned…

For details of all that has gone on in March, please see my blog posts at www.AustralianMarriage.org

The little video above started it all; half a million views in the first four days.

So much fuss over stating the obvious: that a child, wherever possible, should have the chance of a mother and a father.

My Courier Mail article (first link below) goes into that some more:

TO SAY a baby needs a mother would once have been considered a motherhood statement. Not now. If you are more “radical” and say “children have an equal right, wherever possible, to both a mum and a dad” and turn that into a 30 second TV ad, you will be banned by the government broadcaster, your personal Facebook with years of memories and pictures will be shut down without explanation and you risk being attacked by a columnist in the largest newspaper in Queensland.

Here are some of the media responses in the first week or so afterwards, with the radio interviews perhaps most interesting:

 

Article by AMF President:

Courier Mail: Opponents of gay marriage have a right to air their views, too

 

Interviews:

SBS TV: Should SBS have aired the anti-marriage equality ad?

Radio 2BG: Ben Fordham speaks with Dr van Gend as to why the ad didn’t run on SBS

Radio 2UE: Justin Smith speaks with Dr van Gend about the ad (near end of the page)

Catholic Leader: Standing up for children

 

Australian print and online:

Sydney Morning Herald: Backlash after anti-marriage equality ad debuts on Mardi Gras

News.com.au: Anti-marriage equality ad pulled from SBS TV

Channel 9: SBS pulls anti-same sex marriage ad from Mardi Gras telecast

mUmBRELLA: Ad watchdog says it will not rule on anti-marriage equality ad

2DayFM: Marriage equality ad pulled from TV

Sydney Morning Herald: Mardi Gras – SBS wrong to dump ad, say MPs

Gay News Network: Advocates condemn anti-marriage equality campaign aired during Mardi Gras

Mercatornet: Marriage equality? What about equality for kids?

Mamamia: Shame on you channels 7 & 9! This ad should never have aired.

Andrew Bolt: SBS sponsors just one side of a debate

IPA Freedom Watch: That marriage equality ad and freedom of speech

ABC The Drum: SBS should have run this offensive ad

 

Overseas coverage:

Daily Mail (UK): Party pooper!

TVNZ (NZ): Backlash at anti-marriage equality ad

International Business Times: Anti-gay marriage ad aired on Ch 7 & 9 during Mardi Gras

She Knows (US): Anti-marriage equality ad during Sydney’s Mardi Gras causes anger

Pink News (Europe): Australia: anti-gay marriage ads air during Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

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